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Texas School District To Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

Posted by Admin on August 19, 2008

A small Northern Texas School District has voted to allow teachers to carry guns when classes resume later this month. If the plan goes through they will be the first in the nation to take this step to protect the defenseless children and adults in our public schools.

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Posted in 2nd Amendment, Department of Education, Education, Gun Control, Gun-Free School Zones, Homeland Security, National Education Association (NEA), NEA, Public Education, Public Schools, School Shootings, School Violence, Second Amendment - Guns, Teachers, Texas, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Government, US Issues, US News, US Organizations | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Racism in U.S. Schools

Posted by Admin on June 29, 2007

Edited for typos & clarity – Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Supreme Court of the United States struck a blow against racism in our schools today — despite some of what you might have heard on your local news this evening. I, for one, am happy about that.

Martin Luther King, Jr. preached about judging people on the content of their character, and not the color of their skin. On Saturday, August 28, 1963, in Washington D.C. he spoke the following words;

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

– Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream”, August 28, 2007

Affirmative action programs, and using race as the basis for ANYTHING in this country is the OPPOSITE of what MLK, Jr. preached. It is the OPPOSITE of what those who fought for civil rights were fighting for. I just saw on my local news a representative from the NAACP stating that this ruling set back Civil Rights causes. I see it as completely the opposite.

ALL schools should be of good enough quality to attend, should be safe enough to attend, and offer not only equal, but the BEST education you can offer to anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Affirmative Action, Constitution, Education, Equality, Justice, NEA, Politics, Public Education, Public Schools, Racism, School Violence, Something to Ponder, Supreme Court, Teachers, US News | Leave a Comment »

~ Gun-Free School Zone Laws Put Children At Increased Risk

Posted by Admin on September 28, 2006

UPDATE: August 19, 2008
A Texas School District recently voted to allow teachers and administrators with the proper certifications to carry guns within the school.  To read an article about this decision as well as links to more information, please see the following post here at The Liberty Rocks Blog – Texas School District To Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

HOW LONG BEFORE WE LEARN
THAT GUN CONTROL LAWS

ONLY APPLY TO LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS?

Do “gun-free school zone” laws put our children at greater risk? And, what lessons can we learn from yesterday’s tragedy at Platte Canyon High School in an effort to prevent future, perhaps even more horrific tragedies.

I would like to take a moment to remark on one the issues that will most assuredly assert itself in light of the tragedy at Platte Canyon High School yesterday. Many people were reminded of the horrors of Columbine, especially because the responding law agencies were the same as on that day (with the exception of Park County). Colorado media sources have already sought commentary from the parent of one of the Columbine students, Mr. Tom Mauser, whose son Daniel was killed at Columbine*. Mr. Mauser took the tragedy of his son’s death as impetus for pushing for a slew of gun-control laws that ultimately disarm the wrong people. Even here in Wausau, Wisconsin the newscasters at ABC’s Channel 9 (WAOW-TV) showed as a feature related to this tragedy information about a group, Student Pledge, Inc., that was created in the wake of Columbine which focuses on ending school bullying which was a factor in the Columbine tragedy, but has absolutely nothing to do with the events in Bailey yesterday.

While these activists, and their intentions are good, and – in the case of the group featured during the WAOW News Broadcast – can help to decrease school violence perpetrated by fellow students, many are missing the real lesson that can be learned from this tragedy. That is, in my opinion, the fact that our students in classrooms across the country are “sitting ducks” for those criminals considering these types of actions. In particular the “gun-free school zone” laws only exacerbate the situation.

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Posted in 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Crime, Criminal Psychology, Gun Control, Gun-Free School Zones, Homeland Security, Platte Canyon High School, Public Education, Public Schools, School Shooting, School Shootings, School Violence, Second Amendment - Guns, Something to Ponder, Teachers, Terrorism, US News, World News | Tagged: , , , , | 5 Comments »